Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MiLB Ejection - Ryan Additon (Yoan Moncada)

What are fill-in umpires up to when not working MLB games? Minor league ejections, naturally...

Ryan Additon ejects Moncada for helmet toss.
Though ejections are one of many aspects of umpiring that the fill-in class hones down on the farm, they are illustrative of what to expect at the next level...at least sometimes they are...

Take the case of 2B Umpire Ryan Additon's ejection of Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada during Tuesday's Knights-Red Wings game in Rochester.

With two out and one on (R1), Knights baserunner R1 Moncada attempted to steal second base as Red Wings catcher John Ryan Murphy threw to Engelb Vielma, who applied a tag as Moncada's hand arrived at the bag.

These days, a head-first slide on a stolen base attempt likely won't result in an ejection at the Major League level due to Replay Review's existence, but no such recourse is available at the Minor League level. As a testament to video review's unavailability in Triple-A, replays are inconclusive as to the caught stealing call.

Cue Moncada, who spiked his helmet in response to Additon's out call, and in doing so, earned a near-automatic ejection for violation of one of baseball's Standards for Removal from the Game (throwing equipment in disgust).

Wrap: Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings (International League), 7/18/17 | Video as follows:


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